Whole30® Recipes Ready in Under 30 Minutes
Sticking to a Whole30 regimen can be rewarding beyond just shedding extra weight. Wholesome, protein-packed food with impactful flavors is one of the best parts. And whether you're a veteran meal prepper or you're new to the paleo life, these quick and filling recipes will make you glad to stick to the program.
Paleo Omelet Muffins
These egg muffins bake in just 20 minutes and are perfect for breakfast on-the go! Be sure to use Whole30® compliant ham, bacon, or sausage and play around with your favorite vegetable mix-ins. If you are adding mushrooms or spinach, cook them first to avoid excess moisture.
Prepare your vegetables the night before or use precut supermarket veggies, and this Middle Eastern egg dish is ready in half an hour. This one-skillet meal of spicy tomato sauce and gently poached eggs is enough to feed 4 and is perfect for brunch. Add ground beef or turkey for extra protein.
Sweet Potato Bowl
A poached egg is placed on a bed of salsa, sweet potato, and ripe avocado—healthy fats and flavor galore. Use a spiralizer to make noodles out of sweet potatoes, or simply roast for a sweet, caramelized flavor.
Avocado Baked Egg
To make this recipe a success, be sure to use large avocados that are still firm to the touch but are not under-ripe. Did we mention these are sprinkled with crispy bacon? The recipe makes enough for 2 servings, but can easily be scaled up to feed the whole family.
You can't go wrong with a fluffy frittata straight from the oven. An easy skillet meal that incorporates the best of breakfast: ham, onions, and potatoes. Skip the cheese and keep the savory depth of this egg dish.
Warm Steak and Potato Salad
This delicious, protein-packed dish will not leave you wanting. Frank11, the recipe creator, describes it best as "comfort food without the guilt." This warm, hearty salad has all the components of an entree.
Grilled Shrimp over Zucchini Noodles
Can you say "yum"? This 15-minute recipe is complete with homemade basil-almond pesto, zucchini noodles, tender grilled shrimp, and topped with crunchy toasted almonds. Sub almonds for whole flaxseeds if there are any nut allergy concerns.
Ground Turkey Taco Meat
Skip the sugar in this recipe and you'll have a delicious filling for tacos, topping for baked potatoes, or lunchtime salad addition. Try it with caramelized onion or shallot for a flavorful chili base.
Paleo Cauli Couscous
Couscous is an ideal dish to pack ahead for work lunches or gatherings. Make a batch at the beginning of the week to enjoy the Middle Eastern-inspired flavors for the next few days. To bulk this up, add simple grilled shrimp, chicken tenders, or compliant sausage.
Quick Beef Stir-Fry
Stir-fry recipes by definition are quick and easy, and this one is no exception. To make this beef stir-fry Whole30 compliant, skip the soy sauce and use coconut aminos instead.
Baked Coconut Shrimp
Use unsweetened coconut flakes to coat the shrimp and serve these crispy crustaceans with cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or a simple green salad. The light, tropical crunch makes this recipe one of our favorites.
Thai Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk
This rich, creamy, and oh-so-flavorful curry is worth making, even if it might take you a few minutes over the 30-minute limit. Carefully read the labels on the curry paste and fish sauce to make sure the two are compliant.
Super Simple Salmon
Substitute butter with olive oil, and this pan-seared salmon is ready for dinner in about 15 minutes. While the salmon is cooking, saute broccoli, zucchini, or asparagus for a nutritious addition.
Grilled Jalapeno Tuna Steaks
You're going to love this grilled ahi tuna recipe! Ready in under 15 minutes, these hefty steaks will definitely leave you feeling full. Great when paired with a light salad or cauliflower rice.
Lime Cilantro Cauliflower "Rice"
The list wouldn't be complete without cauliflower rice. This recipe gets a refreshing zing from lime juice and plenty of fresh cilantro. Butter is optional, so leave it out entirely or use olive/coconut oil instead. Great for pairing with proteins.
Grilled Pepper Steak Salad
Steak for dinner? Yes, please! This juicy grilled steak is served over mixed greens with tomatoes, avocado, and onion—all dressed in a lemon chipotle vinaigrette. Skip the cheese to make this salad Whole30® compliant.
Broiled Sesame Cod
Use olive oil in place of butter to make this recipe compliant. A beautifully flaky fish, cod makes an excellent source of protein that is elevated by the healthy fat and seasonings in this recipe.
Golden State Gazpacho
"Beautiful to look at, and delicious to eat!" says LauraF and we're in total agreement. This vibrant, chilled soup will energize your senses with the taste of sungold cherry tomatoes, peaches, and garlic. The flavor of gazpacho only deepens with time, so feel free to make ahead.
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
This simple salad works well for date night or a hurried family lunch. The ever versatile spinach is paired with luscious strawberries for a healthy bowl of good-for-you flavor. Omit the sugar and use apple cider vinegar to stay compliant and to give this salad an acidic edge.
Dijon Roasted Cauliflower
Mustard lovers, stand up. Enjoy a complex, super savory bite that includes shallots, garlic, and Dijon. We love the simple but effective flavor of this recipe—your tastebuds will love it too!